Raises in the minimum wage do not automatically increase prices. Fewer employees these days work under union contracts that cause an automatic raise based on minimum wage. And, raises are mostly to adjust for inflation that has already occurred. The $7.25 per hour minimum has already lost 22% of its value or purchasing power since it was enacted. Many states have already enacted higher state minimums, meaning that the incremental increase to $9.50 an hour this year would have almost no impact on their citizens. McDonalds and WalMart already pay their employees more than that. In fact, most large employers would not be affected. And, since many low-income employees shop at these companies, their costs are not likely to inflate a lot. No. The issue is fairness to the politically weakest workers in America who have no unions or others looking out for them.
Truman's desegregation of the Armed Forces, and the Federal Workplace in 1948, coupled with his support of the Civil Rights Movement, drove racists away from the Democratic Party, and ultimately to the Republicans. It was similar to the way Black Lives Matter energized the many racists that now dominate that party's politics. And, you cannot have equity if you are denied equality.
The use of the Atomic Bomb saved as many as a million American lives. Anyone who seriously studied the Island to island warfare of the Pacific Campaign would tell you so. No apologies. The people killed at the beginning, middle, and end of the war were just as dead, no matter the method of their demise.